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Willow Bridge
 
17 March 2020 | Willow Bridge

COVID-19 UPDATE


UPDATE COVID-19

In light of recent developments around COVID-19 we feel a social responsibility to do our part in keeping our community safe.
For the health of all our customers and our staff we have made the following decisions:
  • At this stage our Cellar Door will remain OPEN, we ask that if you have recently travelled overseas or have flu like symptoms that you please stay home.
  • We will be offering Free Delivery on all online orders of 6 bottles or more so you can stay home and enjoy your favourite wine.
  • Group Bookings, we will be limiting the number of people in cellar door at a time so we will not be taking more than 1 group booking at a time. Should you plan on bringing a group out please book online 24hrs in advance: www.willowbridge.com.au/Cellar-Door/Group-Bookings *Any groups arriving unbooked may be asked to wait or come back at another time should we have other customers already.
 
We encourage all our customers to continue to support all your local businesses in this difficult time.


Stay Safe, from the Team at WBE.

Questions or concerns? Please get in touch wine@willowbridge.com.au

 
Willow Bridge
 
24 February 2020 | Willow Bridge

Wine vintage 2020 seems set to sparkle- South West Times 20th Feb 2020

Winemakers in the region are raising a glass to celebrate a bumper crop of fruit this season.

A dry summer and warm spring has led to disease-free fruit ahead of schedule for St Aidan Wines.

Owner Mary Smith said the 2020 vintage wines would be fantastic.

“We started harvest nearly three weeks ago for sparkling wine,” she said. “We’re two to two and a half weeks early because of the warm spring.”

Mrs Smith also predicted, due to the red wine grapes’ development, the 2020 red wines St Aidan red wines would would be “fairly alcoholic reds”.

St Aidan Wines is expected to harvest between 20 and 25 tonnes of grapes this season.

“There has been no complications, it’s been a dream season,” Mrs Smith said.

Willow Bridge Estate winemaker Kim Horton said Bunbury’s December average temperature was 3C above average, which led to harvesting starting in January.

“This season we’re down on yield due to December’s heat, it was almost a heatwave,” he said.

“At that point it was a bit worrying, but since then, January was cooler and the fruit was really good quality.

“The blossoms on the marri trees have kept the birds off the vines, so we have no damage.”

Mr Horton said, based on other winemakers in the region he had spoken with, South West producers were doing really well this season.

He said he felt for producers in other States who had to deal with smoke and drought.

Capel Vale Winery lab assistant Zofja Urbanski said the winery’s harvest season started just after Australia Day.

“We source our grapes from as far as Mount Barker and Margaret River, as well as on site, and we have lower yields but a more intense fruit,” she said.

“The cabernet in Margaret River will be the last we pick and that will be around Easter.

“We believe it’s going to be a really good vintage, we’re getting really good juice from the fruit.”

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21 February 2020 | Willow Bridge

Harvest 2020 - GWN News February 2020

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6 January 2020 | Willow Bridge

Winefront Reviews January 2020

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26 November 2019 | Willow Bridge

A New Maris Sol

2019 Maris Sol Preservative Free Grenache Mataro

A penchant for stepping out of the ordinary was the nucleus for our new addition, a preservative free Grenache Mataro from fruit sourced from our own estate blocks.
A style of bright fruit, fresh and vibrant, with a juicy unctuous core of blackberry, redcurrant, plum and savoury edges, no preservative has been used in the process.

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18 October 2019 | Willow Bridge

Dragonfly consistent award winners

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9 October 2019 | Willow Bridge

Royal Adelaide Wine Show Results

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23 September 2019 | Willow Bridge

Geographe Wine Show Results 2019

Most Successful Geographe Producer

 

2018 Dragonfly Shiraz

Wine of the Show
Best Geographe Shiraz
Best Geographe Red Wine
Gold Medal

2018 Solana Tempranillo

Best WA Alternative Varietal
Best WA Tempranillo
Gold Medal

2019 Dragonfly Sauvignon Blanc Semillon

Best Geographe White Blend

2017 Dragonfly Grenache  Shiraz Mataro

Best Geographe Red Blend
Gold Medal

2018 Gravel Pit Shiraz

Gold Medal